In Cromwell, Connecticut (USA), after a long sporting battle that was decided only on the eighth hole of the play-off, the American Harris English overtook the competition of compatriot Kramer Hickok by triumphing at the Travelers Championship.
For the American it is the fourth career title on the PGA Tour, the second in 2021 after the one arrived in January in the Sentry Tournament (7 years after the last exploit).
Harris English, Travelers Championship
In the United States with a last bogey free lap closed in 67 (-3) out of a total of 272 (69 65 71 67, -8) hits Guido Migliozzi touches the Top 10 and closes the tournament in 13th place.
After the great performance at the US Open (4 / or at his debut in a Major) still a prestigious result for the Vicenza who gains another four positions and passes from 72nd to 68th position in the world ranking, confirming once again as the best blue.
On the course of the TPC River Highlands (par 70) English, 31 year old from Valdosta (Georgia, USA), first pocketed - on the 72nd and last regulation hole - a 13-meter putt postponing the contest to the playoff where, after 8 holes in perfect balance with all par, he got the better of Hickok by finding the birdie of glory.
In the second longest playoff since 2012 (when John Huh defeated Robert Allenby on the eighth hole of the over-time) of the PGA Tour, English managed to make him a contest that seemed interminable. "It was a great race - the American's joy - after a grueling but really exciting battle"
The success brought English 1,332,000 dollars against a total prize pool of 7,400,000 allowing him to move from 19th to 12th position in the world rankings. A Cromwell in 3rd position with 268 (-12) went to the Australian Marc Leishman.
Among the big names, fifth place with 270 (-10) for Brooks Koepka. While in the last round he slipped from first to 19th place with 273 (-7) Bubba Watson who failed to drop the poker of successes in this tournament already won by the 42-year-old from Baghdad (Florida) in 2010, 2015 and 2018 .
Same score for Bryson DeChambeau. While Dustin Johnson (defending champion) did not go beyond 25 / a square, with 274 (-6) hits, thus failing to take back the world leadership. What a final for Migliozzi who made three birdies, climbing 14 positions and confirming himself on great levels on the PGA Tour in the first race (second if we consider the US Open).